My name is Katie Smidt and this fall I will be a senior at the University of Texas at Austin. I study Geography and Sociology, both with a focus on Sustainability. I have had a deep passion for the environment for as long as I can remember. My interests encompass all things sustainability; more specifically what we as humans can do to reduce our environmental impact.
My fundamental ambition for my career path in the long run is to contribute to a greener Earth. Last summer I did a study abroad program in Botswana to study climate change, ecosystems, and human dynamics. There is no better place to broaden my knowledge on sustainability than Samsø, and I am beyond excited to spend the summer as an intern at the Energy Academy. I’m eager to learn more about the ways in which Samsø is leading the world in clean energy and eco-friendly living, and hope to apply those methods back home to make Austin and the United States more environmentally sustainable.